Re: [MOL] Yippee-chocolate may be good for you!! [01270] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Yippee-chocolate may be good for you!!



Dear JOicy,

thank you so very much for this.

God Bless You
marty and Barb

Joicy wrote:
> 
> Had to pass thiss on...Check it out! love, Joicy
> 
>     http://www.ivanhoe.com/docs/newsflash-saturday.html#breaking
> 
>                                             Breaking News: Chocolate May
> Be Good For You
> 
>                                             Feb. 28, 2000 (Ivanhoe
> Newswire) -- In an era where nearly every newscast suggests that your
> favorite food may be
>                                             bad for you, there is a
> bright light: chocolate may be good for your heart.
> 
>                                             At a recent symposium for
> the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),
> researchers listened to
>                                             a series of presentations on
> the potential benefits of chocolate consumption. One paper, for example,
> reported that
>                                             platelet activation and
> aggregations -- factors that play a role in heart disease -- decreased
> over a six-hour period after
>                                             consumption of a cocoa
> beverage.
> 
>                                             Another study suggested that
> chocolate acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important because
> they protect
>                                             tissues and cells in the
> body from the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals can cause
> cell damage and are
>                                             suspected of contributing to
> some chronic age-related diseases.
> 
>                                             The study was sponsored in
> part by a group with a vested interest in the findings, chocolate
> producer Mars, creator of
>                                             M&M's and Mars candy bars.
> "We're very encouraged by the findings presented at this symposium,"
> said Harold
>                                             Schmitz, a Ph.D working for
> Mars Inc., the maker of the famous Mars Bars. "The clinical study
> results together with
>                                             those of earlier in vitro
> research findings are very promising and suggest that additional
> research is needed to further
>                                             investigate the potential
> cardiovascular health benefits of chocolate."
> 
>                                             Copyright  2000 Ivanhoe
> Broadcast News, Inc.
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